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Heraclea, Thrace (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey)

Heraclea, the Greek city of Perinthos, later known as Heraclea Thraciae to distinguish it from Heraclea Pontica, is now Marmara Ereglisi in the European part of Turkey. The Roman mint was established by Diocletian shortly before his reform and was in use until the times of Theodosius II. Dates of operation: 291 - 450 A.D. Mintmarks: H, HERAC, HERACL, HT, MHT, SMH, SMHT.


Maximinus II Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D.

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Although the officina number looks a bit like Θ, Heraclea only had four officinae at the time of this issue.
RT84376. Billon follis, RIC VI Heraclea 66, Cohen VII 114, SRCV IV 14867, Choice VF, well centered and struck, some silvering, weight 4.900 g, maximum diameter 23.7 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 312 A.D.; obverse IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F INV AVG, laureate head right; reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI (to Jupiter the protector), Jupiter standing slightly left, head left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders, globe in extended right hand, long scepter in left hand, wreath lower left, HTB in exergue; $135.00 (120.15)


Galerius, 1 March 305 - 5 May 311 A.D.

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In Roman religion, every man has a genius, a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of Genius. Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a genius. On coins, we find inscriptions to the Genius of the Army, of the Senate, of the Roman People, etc. The legend GENIO IMPERATORIS dedicates this coin to the Genius of the Imperators, the Commanders-in-Chief of the Army. Genius' image is of a man with a cloak half covering the shoulders leaving the rest of his body naked, holding a cornucopia in one hand, and a simpulum or a patera in the other.
RL74451. Billon follis, RIC VI Heraclea 37a, SRCV IV 14513, Cohen VII 48, gVF, excellent centering, some porosity and corrosion, weight 6.554 g, maximum diameter 27.4 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, c. 308 - 309 A.D.; obverse IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse GENIO IMPERATORIS (to the guardian spirit of the Emperor as Commander in Chief), Genius standing slightly left, head left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, kalathos on head, pouring libations from patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, HTΓ in exergue; ex William B. Porter Collection; $85.00 (75.65)


Galerius, 1 March 305 - 5 May 311 A.D.

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In Roman religion, every man has a genius, a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of Genius. Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a genius. On coins, we find inscriptions to the Genius of the Army, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc. The legend GENIO POPVLI ROMANI dedicates this coin to the Genius of the Roman People. Genius' image is of a man with a cloak half covering the shoulders leaving the rest of his body naked, holding a cornucopia in one hand, and a simpulum or a patera in the other.
RT79897. Billon follis, RIC VI Heraclea 20b, SRCV IV 14372, Cohen VII 78, Choice VF, well centered, much silvering, weight 9.238 g, maximum diameter 27.8 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 297 - 298 A.D.; obverse GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head (larger head) right; reverse GENIO POPVLI ROMANI (to the guardian spirit of the Roman People), Genius standing slightly left, head left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, kalathos on head, pouring libations from patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, HTΓ in exergue; $80.00 (71.20)


City of Constantinople Commemorative, 347 - 348 A.D.

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Of the hundreds of Constantinople commemoratives we have handled in the past 17 years, this is only the second example Forum has handled with this reverse type. Although RIC lists it as only as scarce, it is certainly rare.
RL70891. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VIII Heraclea 50 (S), LRBC 961, Voetter -, VF, tight flan, weight 1.533 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 315o, 3rd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 347 - 348 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINOPOLI, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, wearing imperial cloak, scepter over left shoulder; reverse VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX in four lines within wreath, SMHΓ in exergue; rare; $80.00 (71.20)


City of Constantinople Commemorative, 347 - 348 A.D.

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Of the hundreds of Constantinople commemoratives we have handled in the past 17 years, this is only the third example Forum has handled with this reverse type. Although RIC lists it as only as scarce, it is certainly rare.
RL70558. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VIII Heraclea 50, aVF, small and ragged flan, weight 1.481 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 135o, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 347 - 348 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINOPOLI, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, wearing imperial cloak, scepter over left shoulder; reverse VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX in four lines within wreath, SMHΓ in exergue (mintmark off flan); rare; $75.00 (66.75)


Galerius, 1 March 305 - 5 May 311 A.D.

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In Roman religion, every man has a genius, a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of Genius. Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a genius. On coins, we find inscriptions to the Genius of the Army, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc. The legend GENIO POPVLI ROMANI dedicates this coin to the Genius of the Roman People. Genius' image is of a man with a cloak half covering the shoulders leaving the rest of his body naked, holding a cornucopia in one hand, and a simpulum or a patera in the other.
RT84383. Billon follis, RIC VI Heraclea 20b, SRCV IV 14372, Cohen VII 78, VF, well centered and struck, much silvering, light corrosion, weight 10.504 g, maximum diameter 27.0 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 297 - 298 A.D.; obverse GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head (larger head) right; reverse GENIO POPVLI ROMANI (to the guardian spirit of the Roman People), Genius standing slightly left, head left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, kalathos on head, pouring libations from patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, HTΓ in exergue; $70.00 (62.30)


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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In 332, Constantine I and his son Constantine II, age 16, defeated the Goths in Moesia. The Goths agreed to become Roman allies and to protect the Danube frontier. Only two years later, in 334, the Goths on the Danube frontier prevented an invasion by the Vandals.
RL79425. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VII Heraclea 116 (S), LRBC I 904, SRCV IV 16353, Cohen VII 254, Hunter V 305 var. (1st officina), Choice EF, well centered on a tight flan, some luster, areas of slight porosity, detail on part of one soldier not fully struck, weight 2.776 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 330 - 333 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, heads turned inward confronted, two standards in center between them, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, SMHB in exergue; $60.00 (53.40)


Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.

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In 318, Constantine the Great gave the ancient Roman town Drepana (Anatolia) the name Helenopolis, after his mother Helena, and built a church in honour of the martyr St. Lucian.
RL84212. Billon follis, RIC VII Heraclea 48, SRCV IV 15268, Cohen VII 145, aEF, well centered and struck, light corrosion, weight 3.192 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 317 - 318 A.D.; obverse IMP LICI-NIVS AVG, consular bust right, globe and scepter in right hand, mappa in left hand; reverse PROVIDENTIAE AVGG (to the foresight of the two emperors), campgate with three turrets, Λ right, SMHB in exergue; $60.00 (53.40)


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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The reverse legend dedicates this coin to "the glory of the Army."
RL79424. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VII Heraclea 121 (S), LRBC I 909, SRCV IV 16353, Cohen VII 256, Hunter V -, Choice VF, full circles strike, weak centers, reverse slightly double struck, light corrosion, weight 1.923 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 330 - 333 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, heads turned inward confronted, two standards in center between them, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, SMHB in exergue; scarce; $50.00 (44.50)


City of Constantinople Commemorative, 336 - 337 A.D.

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RL83773. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VIII Heraclea 29, LRBC II 942, SRCV V 17521, F, porous, earthen deposits, weight 1.649 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 0o, 4th officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, c. 337 - 340 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis left, wearing imperial cloak, scepter over left shoulder; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, flanking a standard in center, heads confronted, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, SMH∆ in exergue; $29.00 (25.81)




  



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